Gender: Female Meaning of Debbie: "bee" Origin of Debbie: Short form of Deborah or Debra

Debbie Origin and Meaning

The name Debbie is a girl's name meaning "bee".

The quintessential friendly fifties name, nearly epidemic in its day. Now many grownup Debbies have reverted to the full and lovely form of their name, which modern parents often avoid because of the name Debbie ringing too loudly in their ears.

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Kimbie Says:


Way over used in my generation. Everyone knew a Debbie in the 70’s and everyone had at least one Debbie in their classroom.

Wittyusername103 Says:


I think this name is so cute. I've never really met a Debbie/Deborah (maybe cause I'm a kiwi) and I think Debbie on it's own would be perfect in 2017 (A. Debbie Reynolds and B. It fits in with nickname names like Lottie and Charlie which are getting popular). I would love to meet a little Debbie!!

Myanover Says:


Debbie is a name that I am not so crazy about. I like the two b's in it but it is not a very common name🤡

Impwood Says:


There's nothing wrong with this name; it is a sweet nickname for Deborah.

kitchi1 Says:


I just love this name so much!